Lawyer and good governance advocate Stephen Kwaku Asare known widely as Kwaku Azar has described allegations by the Audit Service Board that Auditor-General Daniel Yaw Domelevo is Togolese and changed his date of birth as scandalous and ridiculous, stressing that the Board has become dysfunctional, gone rogue and must be dissolved.
Yesterday, it came to light that the Board had accused Mr Domelevo who had been on leave of having lied after his date of birth and nationality, claiming that he is Togolese and should have retired last year given that according to the Board, he was born on 1st June, 1960 instead of the corrected date of 1st June, 1961.
Reacting to the news on social media, Kwaku Azar said that Mr Domelevo’s explanations regarding the accusations are believable and the board is usurping power it does have to discredit Mr Domelevo and hound him out.
“The Board’s allegations surrounding Domelovo’s citizenship and age are entirely scandalous and ridiculous.
The Board has become dysfunctional, gone rogue and must be dissolved. It has not only usurped the power of Parliament but also has instituted an unlawful investigation into the AuG’s citizenship, age and God knows what other records,” he said.
Many Ghanaians have on social media condemned the actions of the Board led by Prof Edward Dua Agyeman as shameful and unbecoming of a board.
Mr Domelevo and the Board of the Audit Service have been involved in a long-drawn tussle for dominance which eventually led to Mr Domelevo being forced to proceed on leave last year.
Read full post of Prof Azar below:
This same Board usurped parliamentary power when it hired a private auditor to audit the Auditor-General.
That enterprise having yielded no fruits, the Board has now apparently hired citizenship and age auditors to go into Daniel Yaw Domelevo records.
Based on that audit, the Board now reports that he is a Togolese and he retired on June 1, 2020 a month after he was sent on a 167-days involuntary leave.
He is now a Togolese because he once indicated on a record that his “tribe is Togolese.”
A Togolese tribe has through the Board’s audit process become a Togolese citizenship.
He is 61 because as far back as 1978 he stated in a SS record that he was born in 1960, which was corrected to 1961 in 1996.
Never mind that the Board’s maintained DOB (June 1, 1960) will make him a Kwaku even though he is a Yaw.
Apparently, the charge is that he changed his year of birth in 1996 to allow him to enjoy one more year of public service!!
The historians amongst us know how Ghanaians, such as Wahabi Balogun, Gariba Mahama, Mailafia, L. and Mallam Zeberu Imoru, were deported.
False allegations were made about their citizenship with the intent to gain transient political advantage.
The sycophants hailed their deportation! In fact, it was carried out when the matter was still being litigated.
Then came those who claimed Olympio S. the Shalabi brothers and J. John were not Ghanaians.
The Board’s allegations surrounding Domelovo’s citizenship and age are entirely scandalous and ridiculous.
The Board has become dysfunctional, gone rogue and must be dissolved. It has not only usurped the power of Parliament but also has instituted an unlawful investigation into the AuG’s citizenship, age and God knows what other records.
Meanwhile, I remain a Ghanaian until Yaanom decide otherwise.